Moron men in Kenya

IUCN releases Report on Indigenous and Traditional peoples

IUCN has just produced a report called Indigenous and Traditional Peoples and Climate Change, to be released on 14 March 2008. Using as a reference the map Indigenous and Traditional Peoples of the World and the Global 200 Ecoregions, published by WWF in 2000, the report helps visualize how the impacts predicted in the reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change could affect such groups. …  

04 Mar 2008 | News story

Forum for the Future logo

Future Leaders Survey Asks 25,000 UK Students About Action and Change

Three quarters of UK students believe serious change is needed if human civilisation is to survive into the next century. …  

04 Mar 2008 | News story

World Wetlad Day Meeting in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dhaka Observes World Wetland Day

2nd February each year is World Wetlands Day. It marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea. …  

04 Mar 2008 | News story

Sustainable Financing Roundtable Meeting

Sustainable financing needed to preserve environment

Government officials from Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand held discussions last week about promoting sustainable financing to ensure enough funding to protect the environment and livelihoods of villagers. 

04 Mar 2008 | News story

World Wetlands Day, 2 February 2008, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Vientiane Observes World Wetlands Day

IUCN Lao joined in this years celebrations of Ramsar's World Wetlands Day, with the theme 'Healthy Wetlands, Healthy People'.

04 Mar 2008 | News story

Programme régional 2009 - 2012: Façonner un avenir durable en Afrique Centrale et Occidentale

Programme régional 2009 - 2012: Façonner un avenir durable en Afrique Centrale et Occidentale

Ce programme quadriennal est le premier à réunir l'Afrique Centrale et l'Afrique Occidentale en une seule dynamique régionale. Il contribue entièrement au programme mondial 2009 – 2012 de l'Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature et en reprend la structure et les objectifs. Ce programme est celui de l'ensemble des composantes de l'UICN – secrétariat, membres et commissions – présenté au Congrès mondial de la nature à Barcelone en octobre 2008.
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03 Mar 2008 | News story

Foro Regional sobre Transformación de Conflictos Socioambientales, Quito, Ecuador.

Foro sobre Transformación de Socioambientales construyó una agenda para la región

América Latina requiere programas de fortalecimiento de capacidades que atiendan el contexto de inequidad y asimetrías de poder, fue una de las principales conclusiones del evento.  

03 Mar 2008 | News story

Logging truck

China important to African timber producers

China’s role in Africa’s timber trade is an important one. Although imports from Africa make up a small proportion of China’s total timber imports, China is the main destination of up to 90% of timber for some producer countries on the continent. …  

29 Feb 2008 | News story

Logging truck, Malaysia

Illegal logging estimated to cost world more than US$10 billion pa

Illegal logging is estimated to cost the world more than US$10 billion annually – more than six times the total amount of development assistance directed towards sustainable forest management. …  

29 Feb 2008 | News story

Lead mining adjacent to Thung Yai National Park, Thailand

Provide your views to IUCN and ICMM on the Dialogue

IUCN and ICMM have been engaged in a Dialogue since 2002 with the purpose of creating a platform for communities, corporations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and governments to discuss and seek the best balance between the protection of important ecosystems and the social and economic importance of mining. IUCN and ICMM committed themselves to discussing a full range of issues with the objective of enhancing the contribution of the mining industry to biodiversity conservation. The overall purpose of the review -- commissioned jointly by IUCN and ICMM -- is to review the quality and effectiveness of the IUCN-ICMM Dialogue. …  

29 Feb 2008 | News story

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